From “peaceful” conversion to jihadist mass destruction, Islam is a single continuum
Muslim are commanded by Allah in the Koran and in Islamic law to give non-Muslims three choices: to convert to Islam, to submit to Islamic political rule as humiliated dhimmis, or to die. (Pagans and polytheists are given only two choices: conversion or death.) Throughout Islamic history, calls for conversion have typically preceded all-out jihad warfare. Of course, even Muslims not directly involved in jihad war are still commanded to convert non-Muslims to Islam by persuasion, demographic infiltration, and other “peaceful” means. With these things in mind, consider the range of statements we’ve been hearing lately from Muslims. First, an American woman who converted to Islam writes:
I was born and raised here. This is my land. I’ll raise my children here, Insha’allah and probably be buried here as well. I knew that by accepting Islam I was declaring that America needed to do so too. America, my home, would naturally become an Islamic country one day. There is no other way to think if you are a truly conscientious believer in Allah.Then she describes her experience of Islamized Michigan which she hopes will one day be true of all of America:
I used to have contact with a unique community in the heart of Detroit, Michigan. It was originally settled by Yemeni immigrants about ten years ago. Those Muslims could have gone the way of others and lost their Iman. But as you’ll see, something quite different occurred.So, that’s the peaceful vision of Islamization, the vision that President Bush and his mainstream conservative supporters who keep talking about how we’re in a “war” would apparently have no problem with, since their only problem is with terrorists and “Islamic Fascists,” not with Islam itself, the religion of peace. Believing in the non-discriminatory admission of Muslim immigrants into this country, and also believing in complete freedom for all religions including Islam, they could have no possible objection to seeing more and more parts of America become Islamicized as described above, and, inevitably, come under sharia law as well.
But of course, the “peaceful” Muslims are not separate from the “violent” Muslims, but are part of the same continuum and the same community. With that in mind, read Reuter’s story about another American convert to Islam:
DUBAI (Reuters)—Al Qaeda called on non-Muslims especially in the United States to convert to Islam and abandon their “misguided” ways or else suffer, according to a video tape posted on a Web site on Saturday.Going beyond vague allusions to the “consequences in this world” that we will suffer if we don’t convert, the Palestinian group that kidnapped Steve Centanni and Olaf Wiig has come out with the pure, unadorned jihad message, announcing that they will kidnap all non-Muslims who enter Muslim neighborhoods and kill them unless they convert or pay the jizyah tax (though it’s not clear how a freed hostage would pay the jizyah). The threat seems to reference Muslim neightborhoods in the Mideast, but will doubtless soon encompass Muslim neighborhoods in the West as well, given that Muslim groups in the West imitate their Mideastern brethren.
A poster at Lucianne.com sums up the situation:
Reply 3—Posted by: Aussiegirl, 9/2/2006 4:29:22 PMSince Islam is a single continuum, and since parts of this continuum are threatening us with mass destruction, what should our response be? A reader writes:
A recent CNN documentary about Bin Laden said Muslim priests approve Al Qaeda killing 10,000,000 people if the victims are given an option of converting to Islam before the attack. The new video from Al Zawahiri inviting Americans to convert to Islam indicates a major attack on the U.S. There is little or no criticism or even questioning of these statements from the Islamic world and they are all collectively responsible for the consequences of their active or tacit support of jihad and terrorism. As in the Cold War, defense against WMD is credible deterrence, a warning that our response to nuclear attack will be nuclear retaliation against any group or nation giving material or ideological support for jihad. A strong warning is needed to deter an attack. At the least, it would force an open discussion about Muslims’ support for terrorism and whether our threat of retaliation is justified.The reader also expresses his concern that there may be an attack on New York City on September 11.